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VOL. 37 | NO. 27 | Friday, July 05, 2013

Hatch master printer earns industry honor

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Jim Sherraden

The American Advertising Federation’s Nashville chapter will recognize Jim Sherraden, master printer at Hatch Show Print, as the recipient of the 2013 Silver Medal, the organization’s highest individual recognition.

The Silver Medal is given annually by AAF’s local chapters throughout the country to celebrate creative ability, contributions to the community and outstanding achievement in advertising.

In nearly three decades at Hatch Show Print, during which Sherraden served as manager, chief designer and archivist, he and his staff have helped to give Music City a lasting visual identity. Today, what’s been called the “Hatch look” or style has become synonymous with Nashville, and Sherraden has been this phenomenon’s primary catalyst.

A Kansas native, Sherraden moved to Nashville in 1977 after giving his lyrics to a member of Waylon Jennings’ band. Still writing today, he has his name attached to more than 50 recorded songs. In 1984, Sherraden joined Hatch Show Print when it was in decline.

Under the guidance of Sherraden and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which has owned and operated the shop since 1992, Hatch has grown to become a widely recognized graphic design icon. In addition to designing countless Hatch posters, Sherraden has contributed to or created numerous record and CD covers for performing artists ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Hank Williams.

Sherraden also is the co-writer of “Hatch Show Print, The History of a Great American Poster Shop,” which is now in its sixth printing. Communications Arts Magazine awarded Sherraden’s book with a 2001 Design Award of Excellence. The American Institute of Graphic Design saluted its cover as one of the “Top Fifty Book Covers.”

In 2006, he coordinated the installation of a special exhibit of his monoprints and Hatch prints at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 2007, he coordinated a retrospective of Hatch Show Print for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services.

Most recently, in 2013, the Tennessee Arts Commission honored Sherraden with a Distinguished Artist Award for the State of Tennessee, which was presented by Governor Haslam.

Wills selected to lead Siloam Family Health

Siloam Family Health Center, a Nashville nonprofit clinic, has announced the appointment of Morgan Wills, MD, FACP, as president and CEO. Wills will officially take over the role from retiring president and CEO Nancy West on Sept. 1.

Siloam opened its doors in 1991 to assist people with limited resources who were suffering due to a lack of health insurance. It has grown from a 1,000-square-foot neighborhood clinic to a 12,000-square-foot, debt-free facility near the Melrose Kroger Shopping Center just off of Franklin Road in Nashville.

Wills takes over a nonprofit that continues to make a profound and growing impact in Davidson County and its nine surrounding counties. In 2012 alone, Siloam conducted 21,757 patient encounters, 100 percent of which were uninsured or functionally uninsured. With 86 percent of patients being foreign-born, Siloam has been overseer for the Tennessee Refugee Medical Screening Program since 2003. In 2012, Siloam patients came from 77 homelands and spoke 69 different languages.

Wills joined Siloam in 2000, serving for five years as sole staff physician and an assistant medical director at the clinic. During that time he facilitated Siloam’s transition from a volunteer-driven nonprofit to a staff-run, volunteer-supported operation with six full-time providers and 5,000 patients.

West joined Siloam as executive director and its first fulltime employee in May of 1998. Under West’s supervision, Siloam has grown from one volunteer physician seeing patients for a few hours on Saturday mornings to more than 430 volunteers and a staff of 35.

Cheekwood names Larkin senior vice president

Cheekwood has hired Patrick Larkin as its senior vice president of gardens and facilities. Larkin will relocate to the Southeast from Southern California where he served as executive director of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.

Larkin was selected, in part, for his exceptional accomplishments during his eight-year tenure with Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. While there, he oversaw a growth in public programs and improved the garden’s displays, as well as championed the importance of native plants. He also started an innovative and collaborative program that expanded the garden’s plant production facilities and created new opportunities for public engagement, all while offering occupational training to U.S. military Veterans. Larkin’s leadership and vision were a driving force behind the organization’s three-fold increase in non-endowment revenue and membership.

“Welcoming Patrick Larkin as the Senior Vice President of Gardens and Facilities at Cheekwood is an important step for us,” said Jane MacLeod, President and CEO of Cheekwood. “His diverse education and credentials, extensive executive leadership experience and proven community focus truly align with our needs and mission. This is both a strategic step and a milestone in our vision for growth as we continue to earn national recognition as one of the finest examples of the American Country Place Era Estate.”

Larkin began his career in public horticulture as a horticulturist at the Smithsonian Institution Enid A. Haupt Garden, where he honed his ornamental garden skills—including design, installation and collections management—raising the display quality of this nationally recognized showpiece garden.

He then served as Director of Horticulture and Operations at the American Horticultural Society’s headquarters, George Washington’s River Farm. Later, Larkin held positions as Executive Director of Green Bay Botanical Garden in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and as Chief Executive Officer at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada, California.

“Being selected for this important leadership role at Cheekwood is truly an honor,” Larkin stated. “I’m excited to apply my experience and passion for public horticulture to the incredible momentum that Cheekwood has built in recent years. Together, with the staff and volunteers, we’ll continue to elevate Cheekwood’s reputation as both a regional treasure and a national attraction. My family and I are eager to arrive and make our home in the great city of Nashville.”

Larkin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Master of Science degree in public horticulture administration from the Longwood Graduate Program of the University of Delaware. He and his wife and their four children will settle in Nashville this summer. Larkin will officially begin his work at Cheekwood on August 19.

Vick promoted by Bass, Berry & Sims

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC’s Erica Vick has been named a senior public policy advisor for the firm. In her new role, Vick will partner with veteran lobbyist Dick Lodge to lead the Tennessee State Public Policy section of the firm’s Government Advocacy Group.

Vick joined Bass, Berry & Sims in 2004 as a commercial litigator and has focused her practice on government relations and advocacy. She is a registered lobbyist for business interests including financial institutions, health care providers, utilities, nuclear industry services and distilled spirits.

She represents business interests before the Tennessee General Assembly and Executive Branch and has worked on multiple landmark public policy initiatives.

A native of Greeneville, Vick earned her J.D. and B.A. from the University of Tennessee.

Bone McAllester Norton adds attorney to roster

Olatayo (Tayo) O. Atanda has joined Bone McAllester Norton PLLC.

Atanda will concentrate his practice in alcoholic beverage law, entrepreneurial and emerging business law, and litigation and dispute resolution.

He is a recent graduate of the College of Law at the University of Tennessee, where he was a Baker Law Scholar and participated in the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court, Black Law Student Association, International Law Society and the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.

While attending college, Atanda worked as a program coordinator for the Oasis Center, where he advocated for education and economic equality.

A native of Nigeria, Atanda moved to the United States at the age of 14 and graduated from Stratford STEM Magnet High School in East Nashville.

Mazzo appointed COO for River Park Hospital

Joseph Mazzo, RN, BSN, MA, CEN, has been named chief operating officer for River Park Hospital (RPH), part of the Capella-Saint Thomas system of hospitals, a joint venture between Capella Healthcare and Saint Thomas Health. This is a new position for the McMinnville hospital.

Mazzo was previously with Centennial Medical Center where he has been vice president of clinical operations and administrative director of critical care services since 2009. He has worked in clinical roles for the past 14 years, including leadership positions for the past eight.

Buntin to chair VUMC’s Dept. of Health Policy

Melinda Buntin, Ph.D., deputy assistant director for health at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), will become chair of the new Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in late August.

The new department represents a reorganized and growing version of the Department of Preventive Medicine, chaired for 31 years by William Schaffner, M.D., who will continue his teaching and research duties at Vanderbilt, including his work with the Emerging Infections Program (EIP), a population-based network including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health departments who work with collaborators (academic centers, local health departments, infection control practitioners, and other federal agencies) to assess the public health impact of emerging infections and to evaluate methods for their prevention and control.

At the CBO, Buntin has been responsible for managing and directing studies of health care and health care financing issues in the Health, Retirement and Long-Term Analysis Division. The CBO analyzes health issues and policies that affect the federal budget, including Medicare, Medicaid, subsidies for the purchase of private insurance, public health and private health insurance markets.

The new department will be a multi-disciplinary base for health policy research and design. The current department’s strengths in population-based epidemiology and prevention blend with cross-campus disciplines critically important to the health policy debate, including economics, law and business. The mission of the new department is to provide rigorous evidence and help drive public health decisions at the very highest level.

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